By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – Mobile wireless technology, broadband, and the cloud are converging to spur innovation and transform business and society, keynote panelists agreed during a Tuesday keynote panel.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
CES 2014 Las Vegas - 3D printing trend-setter MakerBot literally unboxed its broadest lineup of 3D printers in its history — a small entry-level consumer model, a medium prosumer model and a large pro model.
Also announced were new desktop software, mobile apps and a MakerBot Digital Store where consumers can download 3D schematics for dozens of small predesigned characters to 3D print at home.
CES 2014 Las Vegas - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich followed his engineer’s instinct and gave an old-fashioned, nuts and bolts pre-International CES keynote Monday, revealing a string of technologies Intel has developed and promised that most will see be available in 2014.
Krzanich address was light on celebrities and flash, but he gave the packed-house audience an inside look at what Intel has been working on and believes will be important in the near future.
His main focus was wearable devices that take the concept to the next level.
CES 2014 Las Vegas - New Qualcomm president and, in March, CEO, Steve Mollenkopf laid out an ambitious plan to expand Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon-brand smartphone chip to mobile-like capabilities for the new generation of smart A/V and smart cars.
Las Vegas – D-Link will add two new devices this week to its home networking portfolio, the Network Video Recorder and a portable router and charger.
The mydlink Network Video Recorder DNR-312L is an external single-bay hard drive enclosure that can hold up to a 4TB HDD. The HDD is not included. The Recorder can be connected to up to nine remote cameras and it allows the video to be accessed remotely via the free mydlink app.
It is shipping in April at $299.
Las Vegas – Lenovo will introduce its first Android operating system-equipped desktop computer and personal cloud storage device this week at 2014 International CES.
In addition the company has several hybrid tablets and an upgraded Horizon 2 Table PC on display.
The Lenovo N308 running Android 4.2 is an all-in-one desktop with a 19.5-inch touchdisplay, 500GB hard drive and webcam. While the N308 is designed as a desktop replacement it also has an internal battery with capable of running it for four hours.
Framingham, Mass. – Worldwide computer monitor shipments increased for the third quarter, despite the market being depressed year over year, according to IDC.
IDC reported that monitor shipments were up 4.5 percent, with 35 million shipped worldwide. This growth was 1.2 million units more than was forecast.
Updated! Las Vegas – LG Electronics will greatly expand its computer line at the 2014 International CES.
The roll out will include a thin laptop, hybrid tablet/laptop and an all-in-one (AIO) desktop.
LG said it has no plans to ship these products into the U.S. market.
The 13.3-inch 13Z940 ultra thin weighs in at under 2.2 pounds and is powered by an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor. It can be equipped with either a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive.
Denver – Tablet supplier Arcos will go to International CES with its first tablet- and smartphone-controlled home-automation system, its first smart watches, first fitness band and a host of connected fitness-related devices.
Pricing and ship dates were unavailable.
The home-automation and monitoring system includes wireless monitors and sensors equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Products include mini video cameras, motion sensors and smart plugs to control lights.
Seoul – LG Electronics announced today it will introduce a line of premium computer monitors at 2014 International CES next month.
The line is the LG IPS 21:9 Ultra Wide series and will include the 34-inch and 29-inch models. Screen resolution is 3,440 by 1,440 and is intended for the commercial and consumer markets, particularly to high-end gamers.
The models come with Thunderbolt 2, HDMI and Displayport support, True Color Finder calibration and can reproduce 99 percent of the RGB color palette.
Pricing and shipping information were not available.